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Nationwide protests authorities feared by Trump supporters fail to materialize

Protests by armed right-wing groups erupted at some state capitols, but remained small and peaceful

Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize

Security remained tight around state houses throughout the country as fears of major protests by armed, far-right supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol and at state capitols Sunday proved unfounded, with only small groups, some carrying weapons, gathering in a handful of cities.

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations and calls for his release, with Germany's foreign minister on Monday calling it "incomprehensible."

Global pressure mounts for release of newly detained Russian opposition leader Navalny

No stranger to prison cells, Alexei Navalny spends his first night back in Russia in a police cell, denied access to his lawyer

Alexei Navalny: UK calls for immediate release of Putin critic after ‘appalling’ arrest

Kremlin must also ‘explain’ chemical weapon use, says foreign secretary Dominic Raab

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021: Who was the civil rights leader and how is the holiday celebrated? (cloned)

The civil rights activist died in 1968

German and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Ankara

ISTANBUL (AP) - Germany’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart in the Turkish capital, following a tumultuous year in Turkish-European relations. Ahead of his arrival in Ankara, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas noted the difficulties of 2020 and warned that “this playing with fire must not be ...

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West
Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations and calls for his rel...

Guatemalan Forces Use Tear Gas and Sticks to Stop Migrant Caravan

So far, Biden's team has indicated it will not make immediate changes to policies at the U.S.-Mexico border

My family fled Zimbabwe. But now Covid has made it feel safer than England | Michelle Kambasha

A trip to Zimbabwe felt like a luxury escape, exposing how badly our government has handled the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen I tell white British people I’m going to Zimbabwe, I’m used to seeing two emotions quickly flash across their faces. The first is excitement and the second is fear. Who can blame them? Excitement and fear are how the continent of Africa has been painted for decades – long before malnourished children with flies orbiting the crowns of their head became a staple of charity appeals.It’s not just British people who have been taught...

FBI vets troops amid fears of insider attack during inauguration

US officials say they are worried about a possible insider attack on day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

A look at how, when Trump’s 2nd Senate impeachment trial will take place
A look at how, when Trump’s 2nd Senate impeachment trial will take place

On Wednesday House members voted 232 to 197 in favour of impeaching the Republican president on Wednesday over one charge: “incitement of insurrection."

Navalny’s arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent has drawn widespread criticism from Western nations

‘Appalling’: World leaders blast Russia over Navalny arrest

Western countries call on Russia to release the Kremlin critic who was arrested upon arriving in Moscow.

B-52 US bombers fly over Middle East, Iran condemns intimidation

Iranian foreign minister says US would be better off spending its military billions 'on your taxpayers' health.

Israel moves to rein in rights group over ‘apartheid’ use

Israel’s education minister says he’s banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from lecturing at schools

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent has drawn widespread criticism from Western nations

Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020

Saudi Arabia, for years one of the world's most prolific executioners, dramatically reduced the number of people put to death last year, following changes halting executions for non-violent drug-related crimes, according to the government's tally and independent observers.

Afghanistan launches year’s first polio vaccination drive

Nationwide campaign to vaccinate nearly 10 million children under the age of five has begun, say officials.

Israel moves to rein in rights group over 'apartheid' use

Israel moves to rein in rights group over 'apartheid' use

Israel’s education minister says he's banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from lecturing at schools

China says it will sanction U.S. officials for 'nasty' behavior on Taiwan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier this month that the U.S. will lift restrictions on its relations with Taiwan — a move slammed by China.

Samsung related shares plunge after heir Jay Y Lee is sentenced to jail again

Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in a bribery trial.

Raab joins international leaders calling for release of Putin critic Navalny
Raab joins international leaders calling for release of Putin critic Navalny

Dominic Raab has called for the immediate release of Putin critic Alexei Navalny.

Samsung chief receives reduced 30-month jail term over corruption scandal
Samsung chief receives reduced 30-month jail term over corruption scandal

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars, following a new trial over a high-profile bribery scheme involving South Korea’s former president...

Billionaire backer feels 'deceived' by Josh Hawley over election objections

Jeffrey Yass, Club for Growth donor, told associate he did not foresee senator’s role in attempt to overturn US democracyJamie Raskin: ‘I’m not going to lose my son and my republic’A secretive billionaire supporter of Josh Hawley and other rightwing lawmakers suggested he had been “deceived” by the Republican senator from Missouri, who led the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Related: Billionaires backed Republicans who sought to reverse US election results

The Investigation: why my drama about Kim Wall doesn't name her killer

Tobias Lindholm disliked the media circus that followed the murder of the journalist onboard a submarine in Denmark. Instead, his new series tells the story of the police, the divers and her familyHad I known how demanding it would be to make my drama series The Investigation, I am not sure I would have done it. But I’m proud I did. Kim Wall was a Swedish journalist and her murder, onboard a submarine in Denmark in 2017, led to a media circus. The Danish press seized on it: there was an obsession with the darkness of what happened, with so many theories flying around. Much of the focus was on...

Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy
Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea’s president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump’s diplomatic en...

German and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Ankara

Germany’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart in the Turkish capital, following a tumultuous year in Turkish-European relations

Covid-19's astounding death toll in the US

One year ago, Americans could have hardly imagined a pandemic that would kill one person every 30 seconds

Samsung Electronics’s vice chairman Jay Y Lee sent back to prison

Verdict sidelines Jay Y Lee from key decisions at world's biggest electronics firm in a time of global uncertainties.

Twelve trapped Chinese gold miners still alive following blast last week
Twelve trapped Chinese gold miners still alive following blast last week

Twelve miners are still alive a week after an explosion trapped 22 workers underground at a Chinese gold mine, state media says.

China confirms economic bounce-back with 2.3% GDP growth
China confirms economic bounce-back with 2.3% GDP growth

China has confirmed its bounce-back from the coronavirus crisis as official figures revealed its economy grew by 2.3% last year.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong handed prison sentence over bribery scandal

Lee will now serve two and a half years in prison for his involvement in a bribery scandal involving then South Korean president Park Geun-hye.

Scott Morrison suggests Donald Trump’s comments before US Capitol riot were ‘incredibly dissapointing’

Australian prime minister laments ‘things that were said’ to encourage Capitol Hill mob but says it’s not for him to lecture anybodyThe Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has suggested comments by Donald Trump that encouraged an insurrectionist mob to storm the US Capitol were “incredibly disappointing” and led to a “terrible” outcome.In his first media outing since returning from one week’s holiday, Morrison distanced himself from the outgoing US president, noting the two weren’t friends before he became prime minister.

G4S migrant workers 'forced to pay millions' in illegal fees for jobs

UK-based security firm faces calls to repay charges made by recruitment agents for jobs in Gulf states and conflict zonesMigrant workers working for the British security company G4S in the United Arab Emirates have collectively been forced to pay millions of pounds in illegal fees to recruitment agents to secure their jobs, the Guardian can reveal.An investigation into G4S’s recruitment practices has found that workers from south Asia and east Africa have been made to pay up to £1,775 to recruitment agents working for the British company in order to get jobs as security guards for G4S in the U...

'It can unite a nation': Guardian TV writers on why the small screen has prevailed

As the art form has come into its own in Covid-19, our writers reflect on surprise hits, what readers are watching, and how it’s evolvingTV has traditionally been seen as one of the poorer arts. Derided as something that’s on in between adverts, the prestige of the big screen simply didn’t apply to its smaller cousin. But those boundaries and prejudices – already beginning to fragment before the pandemic – have been shattered during Covid-19.

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for US$2 million

The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum in Fall River, the site of an unsolved 19th century murder in Massachusetts, is up for sale for US$2 million.

Some Victorians in Sydney allowed to return home as Daniel Andrews rejects tennis players' demands

The Victorian government has downgraded most parts of Sydney to ‘orange’ but is standing firm on quarantine for the Australian OpenThousands of Victorians stranded in Sydney will be able to return to their home state after border restrictions were eased for most parts of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong. Twenty-five out of 35 greater Sydney council areas have been downgraded from “red” to “orange” as of 6pm Monday, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday.

In Pictures: Guatemala forces battle desperate Honduran migrants

First migrant caravan of the year comes days before Joe Biden takes office, promising more humane migration policies.

Twitter Suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Election Fraud Claims

Greene gained large followings on social media in part by posting incendiary videos and comments and has also embraced QAnon

In challenge to Tesla, Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng releases autonomous features for highway driving

Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng Motors has announced a new autonomous driving feature designed to work on highways as it ramps up its challenge to Tesla.

Pakistan’s Khan: India’s BJP conducted 2019 air raid to win polls

Allegations follow publication of WhatsApp chats of prominent right-wing Indian TV anchor 'known for his warmongering'.

Del Monte $20 bill set to sell for nearly $60,000 – barring banana skins

Rare printing error – or creative addition by bored employee – makes 2004 banknote a collector’s item, auctioneer saysOfficially, it is classified as “an obstructed printing error with retained obstruction”. In reality, it appears to be a simple slip-up.A $20 banknote which had a sticker from a bunch of bananas attached to it before it was overprinted with security numbering is now up for auction at a Texas dealer, the rare error elevating its worth to $57,500, almost 3,000 times its face value.

'We need answers’: why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?

A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new diseaseIn early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands. “We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis from cats. We had no cats,” she says.Van de Ven, who keeps a herd of around 1,700 dairy goats in Noord-Brabant, a province densely populated with goat farms, kept sending samples. Finally, in May 2008 an...

'An unmitigated disaster': America's year of Covid

On 20 January 2020, the US saw its first confirmed coronavirus case – the beginning of a tsunami of infection that Trump failed to properly addressAt around 5pm on 20 January 2020, Dr George Diaz received a call from the federal health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bearing alarming news. They had just logged a positive test for a new strain of coronavirus in a 35-year-old man who had recently returned to Washington state from Wuhan, China. CDC officials wanted to bring the patient in to Diaz’s hospital, Providence Regional medical center in Everett, o...

Noel Clarke: 'Would I play Doctor Who? There's a conversation to be had'

He has played a pivotal role in bringing black drama to British screens – but Noel Clarke must still battle for recognition. As his hit cop show Bulletproof returns, he talks about fighting prejudice, returning to the Tardis – and saying no to America“I would love to stay out of the papers,” says Noel Clarke. “I don’t even like speaking to journalists.” It’s not what an interviewer wants to hear, but in this case it is understandable. Whether he’s pointing out his omission from a movie poster, or simply finding himself the subject of an article about how the 45-year-old has maintained his six-...

12 workers trapped week ago in China mine blast are alive

Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety.

Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020

Fears of ‘inside attack’ at Biden’s inauguration, defence officials warn

A security threat within the ranks will be a big risk for president-elect Joe Biden and other VIP attendees at the inauguration, according to defence officials